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Re: IDL licensing

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 13:24:49 +0100
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "Web API public" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200612121324.50345.rigo@w3.org>
Thanks Charles, 

for the moment I would recommend the use of the document license as it 
protects the WG consensus in a better way. If there are changes to the 
API by third parties, the WG can always endorse them in a way or 
another. I still have to consult with Larry Rosen about the open source 
impacts of the document license, but I do not think it really does. In 
fact, the document license protects the API as defined by the WG and 
only prohibits extensions. So people are free to implement and share 
code as long as they respect the boundaries. 



On Tuesday 12 December 2006 13:11, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> Hi folks,
> ACTION-207 is for me to check whether the W3C document license is
> sufficient for IDL bindings. It seems difficult to know for sure, but
> the policy I suggest we follow for now, on preliminary advice, is
> just to use the document license. I therefore declare this action
> closed and will only reconsider the issue if the W3C legal team
> actively requests it.
> cheers
> Chaals

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